Mike is of Irish & Canadian origins, and has spent periods of his life in Japan, Switzerland, France, Chile then almost 20 years in London. Educated in Philosophy, Social Psychology, Urban Design, Architecture and Sustainability, he spent almost two decades dedicated to urban sustainability projects, for international development, in various far-flung corners of the world, including Catalonia. After brain surgery in 2012 changed Mike and Michelle’s lives, they moved to Catalonia, and became both the planners and residents of La Bruguera. The estate is the incarnation of their environmental and social principles. Mike continues to work occasionally on sustainability-related urban design projects, most recently for the World Bank in Tanzania. He is an avid cyclist, a qualified British Cycling Federation coach, and currently the Catalan Tourism Agency’s cycling expert advisor.